The Future Will Be Decentralized

Tyler Durden's picture

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

I heartily accept the motto, “That government is best which governs least”; and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I believe - “That government is best which governs not at all”; and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have.

– Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience

Some people live their existence in a great state of dread, convinced a totalitarian, centralized world government of sorts is in our future. Not only do I not think this is going to happen, but I predict the exact opposite will occur. I believe the world has already hit “peak centralization” and decentralization will be the defining trend of human existence on this planet going forward.

Naturally, this is just one man’s opinion, but I strongly believe it and will make my case in this piece. When I look around and think about the major trends of our time, they all point in the direction of decentralization, something which invariably scares the living daylights out of authoritarians worldwide.

Irrespective of what you think of Donald Trump, the fact he was elected proves the power of decentralization in the modern communications and media realm. As was well documented throughout the campaign, the mainstream media came out in clownish and historically lopsided fashion in favor of his opponent Hillary Clinton. We all remember seeing headlines like the one below and then reading stuff like the following.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has received fewer endorsements from the editorial boards of the nation’s largest newspapers than any major-party presidential candidate in history.

 

Among the top 100 largest newspapers in America, just two — the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville — endorsed Trump.

Yet he won the election anyway, which is instructive of the changing dynamics of our times. Indeed, I’m not sure Trump could’ve won if not for the internet and social media, which leveled the communications playing field and allowed anyone anywhere to have an opinion and share it widely. The role of media as officialdom’s trusted gatekeepers had been declining in influence for years, but the 2016 election served as the real wakeup call for a discredited establishment. Control of mass consciousness had been lost.

This realization is at the root of all hysteria surrounding fake news and the intense drive to push the “Russia did it,” via state funded media and Facebook meme. The end goal of this narrative is to somehow get information back under control of the gatekeepers in order to keep alternative views hidden. The rabble must be silenced, lest it get too powerful.

The general public would never accept such a crackdown if assorted billionaires and other corrupt card-carrying members of the status quo were honest about their intentions, so they have to create a story to justify stealth censorship. They’ve done this by aggressively pushing this story that fake new and Russia will spell the end of civilization as we know it unless we do something. The objective of all that “doing something” is to reestablish control of narratives by whatever means necessary. The tech platform monopolies will all play a key part in this narrative readjustment process, which will ultimately speed up calls for decentralized and more transparent social media platforms.

Another area where we’ve seen the clear impact of decentralization having already established itself in everyday life relates to drug laws. Twenty years ago it would’ve been inconceivable that U.S. states would simply vote by referendum to legalize cannabis. Not only has this happened over the past five years, but it’s been a resounding success in multiple states, including my adopted home of Colorado. While much hand-wringing has taken place about what Jeff Sessions or some other government goon might do, I for one believe the debate on this issue is settled. Much of the country has decided that cannabis is a relatively benign substance that no one should go to jail for, and any politician or other bureaucrat who dares to pick this fight will lose.

Which brings me to a point about the ability of governments and institutions to do whatever they want. Many people seem to think that because governments have guns and the threat of imprisonment, they can therefore do whatever they want at any given time. I do not accept this premise, and think a lot of the most dreadful things that happen around us are allowed to happen because we collectively put up with it. In other words, our collective consciousness resides in such a low state, we allow ourselves to be bullied and coerced into a state of degraded submissiveness.

If the power structure didn’t actually care about what we thought, why would they put so much effort into propagandizing us; into making us feel so powerless and fearful? The reason is because narrative is everything, and the public must be molded and manipulated in a certain way in order to keep us submissive. Once enough of us say we’ve had enough, then the game is over. That’s how you get progress, and that’s exactly what has happened with drug laws in certain states.

Finally, let’s move on to Bitcoin, and crypto currencies in general, which represent one of the most disruptive decentralizing forces the world has ever seen. Any student of money and history understands that there really is no greater power than the power to create and distribute money at will. Our supposedly sophisticated societies entrust this awesome power to central bankers, which in turn enrich the financial sector at the expense of everyone else. The unethical theft inherent in this system was exposed for everyone to see during the 2008 crisis, as the criminals were bailed out and rewarded while everyone else was kicked to the curb. Bitcoin came about shortly after, and has captured the imagination of tens of millions around the world ever since.

The beautiful thing about Bitcoin is that it’s government censorship-proof by design thanks to its decentralized nature. There’s no CEO to threaten, no company to shut down. It’s just a free-wheeling ecosystem of hodlers, supporters, thinkers, developers, miners, exchanges and related businesses somehow co-existing and thriving with no one actually being in charge. Of course, this comes with its own set of issues as we see with the scaling debate, but the fact it’s been this successful thus far is nothing short of extraordinary. With the advent of Bitcoin, decentralization finally made its mark on one of the most historically significant control systems of human power. Currency.

Naturally, this sets up a major confrontation with the current power structure which will not want to easily relinquish a tool so powerful as the ability to create money out of thin air. China, with its well-laid plans to replace the dollar one day with its own statist, centralized currency, has unsurprisingly started to push back.

When some people see the power structure fight back, whether against Bitcoin or alternative news, they get nervous and feel that all is lost. That we can’t win. I completely disagree and see it in the complete opposite way. The powerful are fighting back because they see themselves losing. We can’t be so naive to expect them to go down without a fight, but that doesn’t mean we should shrink from the challenge. If you go into a fight with a defeatist attitude of course you will be defeated. We’re the ones on the right side of history while their dominator hierarchies must be displaced. Our way is the way of freedom, ethics and innovation. Their way is of control, authority and violence.

Which brings me to a few key excerpts on China’s war against Bitcoin from a very interesting article, Is Bitcoin Reaching Critical Mass?

In contrast to the commonly quoted “no news is good news”, I believe in the context of bitcoin and crypto overall “any news is good news”. Ranging from the China “ban” on bitcoin, to the SEC crackdown on ICOs, they all inevitably acknowledge the presence and inevitably of bitcoin without actually harming it in any tangible way.

 

Anything short of compromising the integrity of the bitcoin blockchain is entirely ineffective, including any government-issued “ban”. Bitcoin’s censorship resistant nature means that the cost incurred to undermine the network is significantly higher than the reward to be gained in doing so – and this only becomes more true over time with increased adoption. You can read more about this on Elaine Ou’s piece titled “A hundred years of Crypto Anarchy”.

 

In some ways, the news is like a badge of validity to the public, even condemning news from official sources about bitcoin is exposure and consequently positive. It’s a message saying “this is something that could potentially undermine us”. In a global climate where government-backed currencies are constantly exposed for their shortcomings, and distrust in governance is at an all time high, bitcoin is appearing as an incredibly superior alternative. It has already established itself in places like Venezeula.

Decentralization is an idea whose time has come. As I write this, conscious people across the world are creating systems of human empowerment, while powers of centralization desperately fight to preserve control. We aren’t the ones reacting to them, they are reacting to us. That’s not a fight they can easily win– the only question is how much are they willing to destroy in a futile quest to stymie human progress?

Strategically, much of the current battle is about exposing power structures for what they really are by making them reveal their true thuggish natures. We must do this by creating systems that are transparently superior and more ethical than existing systems, which will then force their hands. If governments insist on thwarting human progress merely to retain control, it’ll be clear to all that they don’t work for the people, but rather, for themselves.

Looking ahead, the next major battleground for decentralization likely will be fought in the political realm of governance, with the Catalan independence movement providing a perfect example. I explained how I see this process unfolding on twitter yesterday.

This is precisely what is happening in Spain right now. As Reuters reports:

(Reuters) – Spanish police raided Catalan government offices and arrested officials on Wednesday to halt a banned referendum on independence, an action the regional president said meant Madrid had effectively taken over his administration.

 

Tens of thousands of protesters gathered outside the regional government offices in the center of Barcelona’s tourist district as well as in several Catalan cities, waving the red-and-yellow Catalan flag and chanting “Occupying forces out” and “Where is Europe?”.

 

“The Spanish state has by all rights intervened in Catalonia’s government and has established emergency rule,” Catalan President Carles Puigdemont said in a televised address.

 

“We condemn and reject the anti-democratic and totalitarian actions of the Spanish state,” he said, adding Catalans should turn out in force to vote in the Oct. 1 referendum on a split from Spain that Madrid has declared illegal.

 

State police arrested Catalonia’s junior economy minister Josep Maria Jove on Wednesday in their first raid of government offices in the region, Catalan government sources said. The raid targeted several regional government departments.

 

Acting under court orders, police have raided printers, newspaper offices and private delivery companies in a search for campaign literature, instruction manuals for manning voting stations and ballot boxes.

 

The Civil Guard, a national police force, on Wednesday seized 10 million ballot papers, polling station displays as well as documents and forms to run the vote, including a list of voters under the headline “2017 Catalonia self-determination referendum”.

Is that Riyadh or Barcelona?

Naturally, many Catalans were none too pleased and came out in the streets as you can see from the picture below.

Plenty of people previously against independence are probably in favor of it now. That’s just how these things work. As Reuters reported:

But the central government must tread a fine line in enforcing the law in the region without seeming heavy-handed. Polls show a minority of Catalans, albeit more than 40 percent, support independence although a majority want a referendum on the issue.

Denying the right to vote in such an aggressive and authoritarian manner will only galvanize support for the independence movement and increase anger towards the centralized government in Madrid. This was a major mistake by the Spanish state, but it’s precisely the sort of mistake we should expect as the world becomes increasingly decentralized.

To conclude, I recognize that I’m making a huge call here. I think the way human beings organize their affairs will experience the most significant paradigm level shift we’ve seen in the Western world since the end of the European feudal system hundreds of years ago. That’s how significant I think this shift will be. There are two key things that need to happen for this to occur. The first is technological innovation, and that’s already happening. The second is increased human consciousness. As Thoreau noted, in order for us to have greater self-determination we need to be ready for it. Are we ready? I think we’re getting there.

So get out there and innovate if you can, and if you can’t that’s ok too, go become an inspiration to others. If we spread the ethos of freedom and decentralization far and wide, we shall have it.

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TeamDepends's picture

Gosh, if only there was a currency/cies that was decentralized.

TeamDepends's picture

We'll have an ICO where you can only buy ZHcoin with Double Secret ZHcoins.  It'll be awesome.

stant's picture

I'd buy with both hands, needs WB7s image on it

TeamDepends's picture

In Debt We Do Not Trust

TeamDepends's picture

Oh noes, feral keynesian junked us.

Ubuntuuser's picture

I think the solution lies with both centralization and decentralization in the right balance. That means there is some conscious central plan for the collective and many different individual and group plans at the local level.

techpriest's picture

Read "The Timeless Way of Building." Certain areas of decision making should be entirely off-limits to governments.

There is no need for "central planning," so much as a common language of ideas. With that, there is no need for a plan because everyone already agrees on a general direction, and beautiful places can spring up organically.

luckylongshot's picture

The decentralisation movement is a sign that we are finally, after 3000 years, starting to pay attention to the issue of how power should be applied in our society. The business world is leading the charge for decentralisation as numerous research projects have revealed that companies that decentralise power perform much better than those that don't. Kotter and Heskett (1992) quantified this they studied over 200 leading companies over an 11 year period and found the ones that decentralised power (evidenced by having a respectful culture) increased net incomes 756% while those that did not only grew net incomes 1%.

On a deeper level what seems to  be happening is that individualisation is starting to become exposed for the power hiding strategy that it is. As we start to realise that Einstein was right when he said "Our seperation of each other is an optical illusion of consciousness" hopefully we can start to put the old pattern of trying to benefit at each others expense behind us.

 

 

 

 

NoDebt's picture

With all due respect, I think the era of centralization is in its ascendancy, not it's decline.  Just because you think you can forsee it's decline due to some obvious flaws does not mean it is actively declining.

 

Utopia Planitia's picture

The drive of progressivism is C-E-N-T-R-A-L-I-Z-A-T-I-O-N! There will be no decentralization without the end of progressivism.

what happened's picture

 

I agree.  The progressives tend to think of their ideas about government control (in every avenue of life) are morally superior, and until they own the damage that centralized authority wreaks, they will fight like wolves to maintain power over the people.

techpriest's picture

I think the reason the tide is turning is because the world is running short on "other people's money." The progressives are becoming more shrill and more violent just to maintain their power. This is a sign of distress, not confidence.

Or as Ghandi put it "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you. Then they fight you, then you win."

Teja's picture

What do you understand by "progessivism"? Is it a simple lable for you to stick on any leftist idea? Or are you against any technical / social progress itself?

The most radical anti-progressivist (in the latter sense, against technical progress) is Theodore Kasczynski, a mathematican / philosopher also known as Unabomber. Basically, he proposed that the Neolithical Revolution was a bad error. His idea to fight technology with bombs against universities was deranged, of course. Are his ideas leading you?

Or are you just saying that conservative / rightist ideas are good, leftist ideas bad? The groups responsible for much of the technical / infrastructure progress in Europe in the 20th century were the fascists. Autobahn, jet engines, tanks, motorisation of the general population, television, also lots of social change, all done under the Nazis and their ilk, far right and racist and all. Centralists to the core, of course.

 

nmewn's picture

Not me with the downie, as you know...BUT...I think more & more people are waking up to the reality of...paraphrasing..."the government the governs least is the government that governs best."

As far as your point of seeing active decline (which is a good point), this is true only on the point of noticing the decline...workers aren't better off...the poor aren't better off...you can go down the list of the running-in-place, which is decline through a inflationary/monetary prism. 

Like any corporation (which to me, is what government is), there is decline during a runoff, the execs don't feel it that much financially, the employees not laid off don't feel it either (outside of the nervousness and/or emotional angst) but its there.  

Scanderbeg's picture

Every civilization rises, peaks and declines and the highwater mark for the West has long since past. Today we see the rise of China and the shift of international trade and power to Asia. That the current system is in decline is obvious. The postwar order is unraveling and the globalists are in retreat everywhere. 

The real question is can the traditional West survive as its power wanes, its population declines and waves of invaders sweep over its homelands. 

I believe the answer is yes because race, tribalism, sectarianism and nationalism always win out in the end. It's already sweeping accross Europe again just as time immemorial and the interlopers will be ejected before they ever come close to a majority faction there.

We see a naescent civil war brewing all over the western world. The working class is fed up and the Globalists can no longer control the flow of information or the narrative. The trend towards centralization is over and will only accelerate from here.

My greater fear is for the US. The demographic changes make a hot civil war inevitable in a heavily armed country of 300 million.

It's going to be ugly but ultimately I believe the west will survive. 

DEUS LO VOLT!

Father ¢hristmas's picture

"Irrespective of what you think of Donald Trump, the fact he was elected proves the power of decentralization in the modern communications and media realm."

The groups pushing for centralization are presenting faux-nationalist/populist candidates for public office that, once elected, plod forward even harder with a globalist agenda.  This is the Great Work you may have heard about.

Again, let me be clear lolerskates, the cabal in control for thousands of years have not been steering and coordinating the world to a global central authority whilst simultaneously risking the plot's implosion with free and fair elections every couple years, guys.

Conservatives are smoking hopium thinking they are going to stem this tide via the political process, and are sleepwalking right into the New World Order.

Krink26's picture

I hope he's right. But I'm pessimistic.

illuminatus's picture

I hope that the future will be decentralized, but the powers that be have something to say about that, and they say NO FUCKING WAY. There is a huge battle developing between the centralized power structure and the come uppance of blockchain and all that goes along with it. Ie. decentralization. We the people have a chance with blockchain to take back power. True democracy. Blockchain allows the individual to bypass centralized power. I hope we the people grasp the import of this and make it our own before the centralized power structure perverts it to gain total control over this new and extremely important technology. It is the future, and as of now it is at least for the most part decentralized.

cynicalskeptic's picture

TPTB are pursuing CENTRALIZED control.   Lots of luck going against them.

earleflorida's picture

hmmm,

how bout 'Dedollarization' as a hedge?

Chupacabra-322's picture

Worth another repost.

For as long as the Populace continues to CONSENT to the Board of Directors aka "CONgress" & its CEO aka "President" within their 10 square mile Criminal Fraud DC District of Criminals.

The raping, murder & pillaging will continue. And, the Custom wearing jack booted thugs will continue to enforce the Fraud.

You,

Black Laws Dictionary, CONSENT to it by birth, silence, signature etc...
They're all involved in an elaborate scheme based on contrat law & Criminal deceit to Fraud The American People by CONSENT (Black Law's Dictionary) & being an accessory to the deceit & Criminal Fraud by contracting with the Criminal State.

We are "Governed" Indoctrinated into a Political, Educational, Religious & Economic UNITED STATES, CORP based on contract law which is based on Criminal Fraud, deceit & illusion.

The Private Corp UNITED STATES, CORP uses the cover of being a functional Government when in reality they are not. Much like the Criminal Federal Reserve uses The "Federal" in their name & use it as cover to give the illusion that they are a branch of the US Government when they are not.

Through bankruptcies, Criminal Contract Fraud & deceit the Charlatans have incrementally incorporated the US as well as your souls (birth cert) which are securitized via the Criminal Federal Reserve through to the IMF.

They're functioning off corporate version of the THE CONSTITUTION. It's the reason why The Global Criminal Oligarch Cabal Bankster Intelligence Crime Syndicate continues to lie, cheat, deceit, rape & pillage with impunity.

The only power the have over you is with CONSENT (Black Law's Dictionary). Pay no Taxes. Peaceful Non-Participation, Non-Compliance & being an accessory into their Criminal system/s based on Criminal Fraud, Debt Bondage & Enslavement.

Vote with Your Dollars. Seek Alternative Systems Decentralized outside the Control of the Borg. They're out there. Peer to Peer. Seek them.

Long Agorism.

AGORISM:
The ideology which asserts that the Libertarian philosophical position occurs in the real world in practice as Counter-Economics (see below).

AGORIST:
Conscious practitioner of Counter-Economics; older terms include Left Libertarian and New Libertarian.

COUNTER-ECONOMICS:
The study and/or practice of all human action which is forbidden by the State, including violation or non-compliance with regulations; sale and delivery of controlled or forbidden substances; ignoring of all borders and internal state boundaries, customs, tariffs, duties and taxes; evasion of taxes, tributes, levies and assizes; non-compliance with personal regulation such.

James Corbett:

The Most Dangerous Philosophy the Oligarchs Do Not Want You To Know.

https://www.corbettreport.com/the-most-dangerous-philosophy-what-the-oli...

Chupacabra-322's picture

It won't. However, I did skim the links with an unbiased open mind. No where was there mention of a few other points such as these:

The "government" has not been legitimate since Lincoln's War. When the southern States' contingent walked out of congress and congress adjourned "sine die" (without a day), congress officially dissolved. They never had a lawful quorum so never lawfully reconvened.

It was Lincoln ruling by decree back then which is the basis for all actions since. He ordered congress to do certain things under martial law (military rule). He even had the governor of New York arrested for opposing certain decrees.

We have had a corporation ACTING as government since 21 Feb 1871.
See:
28 U.S.C. 3002 (15)
(15)“United States” means—
(A) a Federal corporation;
(B) an agency, department, commission, board, or other entity of the United States; or
(C) an instrumentality of the United States.

So... B and C are subdivisions of the "Federal corporation." For further verificaton go to Dunn & Bradstreet (dnb.com) or manta.com. You will find that ALL government entities are listed as private corporations right down to your local police department and school district.

The "law" isn't what you think it is. It's all corporate regulations. Congress and legislatures are acting as the board of directors for the corporations and most don't have any idea. You are simply seen as a corporate asset (human resource) with an asset tag # (SS#) that is not allowed to tell your owner what to do.

The questions you should be asking are, "Who owns it?" "Who are they really working for whether they know it or not?" "What are the requirements to be a CEO of a corporation?"

Hint: You don't have to be a Citizen of any specific country to head up a corporation.

These Criminal Psychopaths / Sociopaths are just minions gaming a Criminal FRUAD system all based on Contract Fraud through our CONSENT (Blacks Law Dictionary) & deception.

From Lincoln, to the Act of 1871, Fed Reserve Act of 1913, to The Emergency Banking Act of 1933. No doubt, thse Megalomaniac's have taken historical FACT, twisted it, kept it from public knowledge to use as leverage in their diabolical plan to Enslave / Control mankind. And, the entire planet.

The purported 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution is and should be held to be ineffective, invalid, null, void and unconstitutional for the following reasons:

The Joint Resolution proposing said amendment was not submitted to or adopted by a Constitutional Congress per Article I, Section 3, and Article V of the U. S. Constitution.

The Joint Resolution was not submitted to the President for his approval as required by Article I, Section 7 of the U. S. Constitution.

The proposed 14th Amendment was rejected by more than one-fourth of all the States then in the Union, and it was never ratified by three-fourths of all the States in the Union as required by Article V of the U. S. Constitution.

They also ratified the 14th amendment after the southern states were not allowed to rejoin congress. Thus the 14th was never ratified by 3/4's of the states.

The 14th Amendmnent creates a 'corporate person' aka 'citizen'. That amendment is the root of the fraud that is currently occuring in this country. This amendment defined what a 'citizen' was, is, and could be. It eliminated all rights to property and transfered them to the state. That is why you must 'register' everything with the state. The term 'registration' means to give up all rights and ownership, that is why no one owns anything in this country, because fictions(corporate persons) are dead and 'tell no tales' and 'own nothing'. Senate Report 93-549 confirms that Americans live under a dictatorship, own no property, and never can. This amendment allowed for the creation of the Act of 1871, which then in turn allowed for the creation of The Federal Reserve Act, which in turn lead to the Emergency Banking Act which dissolved the Republician form of government and replaced with a democracy. This amendment needs to gone the way of the Prohibition Amendment. Do your research the Secretary of State(Not the President who is supposed to) signed the Executive Orders in 1868 ratifing the 14th Amendment ahead of the last state and to publish it. The Secretary of State was the one who finalized it and only the President can finalize them. It is a fraud and needs to go.

I may also add, Look this up CRS Report for Congress Order Code 98-611 page 5, and I quote:

"The sixth executive order, dated July 20, 1868, and concerning the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution, was also signed by Secretary Seward and has the form of a proclamation. The same was true of the seventh executive order, dated July 28, 1868, certifying the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment and ordering its publication."

Only the President can sign executive orders, and Johnson did not want to sign it. So there is fraud right there, not to mention the fact that 2 states recinded before it was ratified.

hoist the bs flag's picture

 I knew it wouldn't change your mind. thats okay. just wanted you to see it . thanks for the info.

Chupacabra-322's picture

Your welcome. By the way, those pieces are not cut & past. Written by yours truly.

Thank you as well.

I'm sure we can agree on other topics.

tion's picture

MmmHmm kind of like the city of London and City of London.  And how 'corporations are people too'.  Almost everything is in the codifications including many definitions, except for the insidious implied privilege words (i.e. names assigned to common daily 'professions' with regulations attached, making it a privileged activity) and the implied privilege obligation contracts (FRN instrument usage), or have been handed down by the courts.  Authors dancing between the code/court and Mirriam Webster are either clowns or Zionists.

All Risk No Reward's picture

Hoist, I'm going to hoist the BS flag...

From ythe pseudolaw.com link...  and I'm goiong to appeal to your common sense, not Debt-Money Money Monopolist financed propaganda or some "authority." 

>>A country, or nation-state, is a "public body corporate", a lawful entity consisting of various members. Countries are not incorporated with any superior entity – they are sovereign, answerable only to the political, economic and military force of other nations who dare oppose. In general, nations voluntarily follow principles of public international law in the interest of peace, order and mutual benefit.<<

Do you believe that the the Constitution is the highest law of the land?

Do you know what the Constitution enshrines?

Do you see any resenblance whatsoever between the American Empire (I'm using the programmed concept, I'll clear it up later), an Empire that would make Caesar or Nero gush with envy and the LIMITED FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ENSHRINED TO PROTECT INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY?

Is black now white?

Is up now down?

Is bad now good?

Is ignorance now strength?

Is war now peace?

Is individual freedom now slaver to a Debt-Money Monopolist Empire system (of which the American government is a vassal)?

Really?

Really?  Really?

Now, I know something is up that isn't being told to us.  I know the Constitution, as written is effectively null and void.  If you don't think so, strap on some of your guns to open carry in Washington, DC to show everyone how your Constiuttional right to "bear arms" has not been "infringed" by the Debt-Money Monopolist Empire system.

I can't say what portion of Chupacabra's thesis is correct, if any, because I'm not a lwayer and don't plan on becoming one.

BUT I KNOW **SOMETHING** IS UP!

Also, the American government is most definitely NOT a soveriegn government.

Would a sovereign government turn over its MONEY POWER to a private external entity?  Use your common sense.

COMMON SENSE.  napoleon had common sense, and I can't express this Veritas any better than he did back in the day...

“When a government is dependent upon bankers for money, they and not the leaders of the government control the situation, since the hand that gives is above the hand that takes. Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency; their sole object is gain.”
~Napoleon Bonaparte

That's the most dangerous concept for modern day helots to comprehend.  That's the Skeleton Key made out of Rosetta Stone that brngs order to what otherwise appears to be an irrational world.

A single privately controlled entity controls the Money Power of EVERY SINGLE WESTERN COUNTRY.  They use their MONEY POWER as a weapon to systematically asset strip the people within society to convey assets into the control of their various Mega-Corporate Fonts.

I don't know the HOW, but I do know the RESULT.

We live in a Supranational Debt-Money Monopolist Mega-Corporate Fascist Empire system.  Chupacabra may well have the HOW that occurred mostly correct...  or not.

THE POINT IS THAT IT HAS OCCURRED BEYOND ANY AND ALL RATIONAL DOUBT.

More than enough proof is here... and nobody talks UTTER NONSENSE trying to mind control people into thinking the biggest empire in human history is the epitome of the a limited government Constittonal Republic. 

GET OUT!

"The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the people versus the banks."
~Lord Acton

"Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely."
~Lord Acton

How To Be a Crook
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oHbwdNcHbc

Poverty - Debt Is Not a Choice
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7BTTB4tiEU

Renaissance 2.0 The Rise of [Debt-Money Monopolist] Financial Empire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96c2wXcNA7A

Debunking Money
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iBSBVew-3Y

Krugman (and each MIT economist professor - THEY KNOW AND THEY OCCULT!) is a Goebbelsian propagandist as he covers the crimes of wolves with his fake sheep suit and lisp.

Krugman to Lietaer: "Never touch the money system!"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6nL9elK0EY

And don't think Steve Keen is any better. He was called to the carpet for not admitting the system is a fraud when it was explained EXACTLY HOW THAT FRAUD WORKED... and he tucked tail and ran away PRETENDING he was responsive...

The Principal And Interest On Debt Myth (technically correct, but practically reveals inherent fraud as exposed CLEARLY in the comments section)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevekeen/2015/03/30/the-principal-and-inte...

Bottom line - Steve Keen won't "touch the money system" either. He learned well from his Debt-Money Monopolist Overlords.

30 sheckels of silver over THE TRUTH.

"The best way to control the opposition is to lead it and/or finance it."
~Yours truly, based upon Vladimir Lenin's quote

"If all the bank loans were paid, no one could have a bank deposit, and there would not be a dollar of coin or currency in circulation. This is a staggering thought. We are completely dependent on the commercial Banks. Someone has to borrow every dollar we have in circulation, cash or credit. If the Banks create ample synthetic money we are prosperous; if not, we starve. We are absolutely without a permanent money system. When one gets a complete grasp of the picture, the tragic absurdity of our hopeless position is almost incredible, but there it is. It is the most important subject intelligent persons can investigate and reflect upon. It is so important that our present civilization may collapse unless it becomes widely understood and the defects remedied very soon."
by: Robert Hemphill, Credit Manager of Federal Reserve Bank, Atlanta, Ga.
Source: In the foreword to a book by Irving Fisher, entitled 100% Money (1935)

"The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can ‘throw the rascals out’ at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy”
(Georgetown University Professor Carroll Quigley, Tragedy and Hope, 1966.)

christiangustafson's picture

Arthur Schopenhauer or GTFO

Chupacabra-322's picture

Other examples of Decentralization.

-Stop paying Taxes.

-Stop buying their GMO Poison. Fast foods, sodas, Sucralose etc...

-Take your $ out of the Criminal TBTFBANKSTERS CIA drug money laundering Banks & transfer it to your Local Credit Union.

-Buy Local.

-Stop Voting or revoke your voters registration cards.

-Stay out of their Criminal Fraud Maritime / Admiralty Courts.

-Stop Contracting (CONSENT) via signature with the State.

-Educate, educate, educate.

-Home School. Stop the Indoctrination.

And, most importantly.?It's been proven time & time again on ZH the markets are manipulated. It's one huge Global Ponzi Scheme.

-Cash out. It's eventually going to collapse. Cripple the Criminal Fraud System as much as it's Crippled you.

-Store your wealth. Purchase food, precious metals, barter items. You'll need them.
Stop CONSENTING to a Criminal Fraud entity and

Tyrannical Lawlessness.

samsara's picture

Those are revolutionary acts of defiance.

They won't like it.

Chupacabra-322's picture

If we all did it the same TPTB would like it even less. Anyone in capable of decentralizing in their own creative ways.

That's the objective & Goal.

The ideas posted above just scratch the surface. Former popular NY
American politician Daniel Patrick "Pat" Moynihan (March 16, 1927 – March 26, 2003) was an American politician and sociologist...

Anyway, he had a popular saying that "all politics are local."

I believe "all economies are local."

James Corbett has done a few podcasts on "Peer to peer" economies.

James joins Neil Foster on Reality Bytes to discuss the peer-to-peer economy and the real potential for disruption of the global economic enslavement grid.

https://www.corbettreport.com/how-to-disrupt-the-global-enslavement-grid/

As I mentioned, by my above post. Educate, educate, educate. It's the only way to break the Control Grid of Systems Debt, Bongade & Enslavement.

CRM114's picture

An invading army can be resisted?

How the f#ck would you know, M. Hugo, you're French!

Get back to your cheese-eating, you surrender monkey ;)

Goldilocks's picture

Martin Luther King, Jr.: "We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."

Rebelrebel7's picture

Let's just decentralize banking, war, corporations, education, and global governance.

We can all acknowledge that the constitution currently exists in theory and not in practice, yet, it is still deemed the law of the land, and all who violate it are guilty of treason. 

I am absolutely sure that the overwhelming majority of Americans would like to see stronger enforcement of the constitution, as opposed to completely abolishing it!

Total decentralization would be the final coup de grace to any belief that we are entitled to the liberties afforded to us in the Bill of Rights. 

Korea decentralized. Germany decentralized. Charles Hugh Smith wrote an excellent essay on the Fall of Rome, and the consequences of Rome's decentralization. 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-21/embrace-suck-debt-serdom-and-ou...

11 mayors were recently charged with pedophilia by the FBI.

Decentralization could lead to enslavement by local governments, refusal by local governments to let their residents leave the city or state, civil war between local communities over natural resources, walling ports or cities off and preventing the transport of required items and matetials critical for survival or export.

We have both decentralized local and state governments, and a centralized federal government. Twenty-five local governments have commited to 100% renewable energy. New York City has decided to have free college tuition for their residents. The State of California has decided to imprison any healthcare worker for failing to use the gender identity term requested by the patient, or for denying a transsexual patient co-habitation  for what most people consider male or female, without question, I might add. Governor Rick Schneider of Michigan decided to remove elected officials and place local communities under receivership and appointed his own politicians, and to save money, he dicided to to supply  residents with  lead poisoned Flynt River water, in his infinite penny wise,  pound foolish "wisdom" and absolute disregard for human life! 

It is entirely delusional to believe that a smaller government guarantees a more just or effective form of government.  Those are the facts, Jack.

 

biker_trash's picture

I agree with the sentiment 100%, but I don't think the power structures will submit non-violently or go down without trying to restrict the internet via an economic false flag.  They also have food rationing, energy rationing, bank account seizures and medical acccess to use as control mechanisms. Now that our lives are so dependent on technology they have more leverage then ever in IMO.  How many people are willing to tolerate any loss of creature comforts? What will happen to the supply chain if there's a fuel shortage or if the internet was selectively shut down? It's mind numbingly easy to stop the flow of goods across this country. It will get messy before it gets better. I no longer believe the elites care if we have an orderly society and they seem willing to tolerate massive domestic chaos as long as it doesn't affect them directly. All you have to do is look to the Middle East and now Europe to see their potential. They will fiddle while Rome burns. 

Radical Marijuana's picture

Way too optimistic an article.

The criminalization of cannabis was the single simplest symbol, and the most extreme particular example, of HOW CLASS WARFARE WORKS.

Furthermore, the devil is in the details regarding its alleged "legalization."

"Twenty years ago it would’ve been inconceivable that U.S. states would simply vote by referendum to legalize cannabis. Not only has this happened over the past five years, but it’s been a resounding success in multiple states, including my adopted home of Colorado."

Such so-called "success" has actually continued the underlying CLASS WARFARE. Rich white people are now making money from marijuana, which is still being sold at similar prices to the previous black market prices, that were ridiculously expensive. Genuine "legalization" would have to become global, in which case marijuana would become like coffee, and so, cost about $10 per pound. Nothing remotely close to that is happening. Rather, what is actually happening is that CLASS WARFARE CONTINUES VIA CANNABIS.

The same goes with phenomena like Bitcoin:

Cryptocurrency Concentration - Just 4% Own Over 95% Of Bitcoin

In general, I regard the series of articles from Mike Krieger to be awesomely naive about how and why civilization necessarily operates according the methods of organized crime, which drove the centralization to take the form that governments are the biggest forms of organized crime, dominated by the best organized gangsters, which are currently the banksters. Their entrenched systems are making exponentially more "money" out of nothing as debts in order to "pay" for strip-mining the natural resources of the planet at an exponential rate. Therefore, the background issues are that the exponential growth of the economy and population is being achieved through fundamentally fraudulent financial accounting systems, which have made and maintained everything in the most unsustainable ways possible!

http://www.albartlett.org/presentations/arithmetic_population_energy_video1.html

See especially Part 2, around the 4 to 7 minute marks:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BMEImNf9M8

Arithmetic, Population and Energy - 2 - a talk by Al Bartlett

Appropriately, that presentation uses a lot of examples taken from the situation in the state of Colorado, where Kreiger looks at its alleged "legalization" through rose coloured glasses, based on comparing the insanity of the previous criminalization to the on-going insanity of its bogus "legalization." More importantly, that video points out the essential issues regarding the background to "decentralization" which would be "decentralization of the death controls."

"The Future Will Be Decentralized" in the worst possible ways, the same as marijuana was "legalized" in the worst possible ways. For another example of that, look at the details regarding what is happening regarding the Canadian "legalization" story ... 
samsara's picture

RM good to see you posting.

Coincidently, I posted the same Bartlett vid yesterday in another thread.

"One of mans greatest failings is not understanding arithmetic progressions".

Should be a required video for everyone.

Radical Marijuana's picture

Yes, samsara, everyone should be more aware of the absolute impossibility of endless exponential growth. However, the entire political economy is based on the exponential growth of more "money" made out of nothing as debts, in order to pay the interest on the previous "money" made out of nothing as debts. The fundamental structure of the entrenched political economy system requires endless exponential growth, while the only alternative within that system is series of crazy collapses into chaos. Therefore, it appears that the only realistically possible ways that decentralization will eventually occur is as the consequences of the series of crazy collapses into chaos caused by the previous centralization. Hence, my expectation that "decentralization" will happen in the worst possible ways.

Of course, that does NOT mean that I am against the principles of decentralization enabling diversity, since natural selection, given enough time, tends to favour those over the longer term. However, in the shorter terms the benefits from over-specialization based on being able to enforce frauds has enabled those symbolic robberies to almost totally dominate Globalized Neolithic Civilization. The vicious feedback spirals of the funding of the political processes were correctly reviewed by Mike Krieger in one of his previous articles republished on Zero Hedge:

In Florida, You Can't Use Your Own Solar Panels In A Crisis

When it comes to the U.S. economy, the “con” part offers the best description of the current relationship between business, government and the preyed upon consumer. The way things work in early 21st century America is large businesses bribe politicians in a variety of ways at both the local and federal level, and the end result is laws that are designed to increase corporate profits at the expense of the wellbeing and freedom of the American public. Politicians end up with financial war chests to run their next campaign, while bureaucrats see a lucrative opportunity to swing through the ever spinning revolving door should they play ball with lobbyists and their patrons. Yes, there’s always some degree of corruption within any society of humans, but there are peaks and valleys in such cycles. I’d argue we are somewhere in the peak corruption phase.

 

The idea that "peak corruption" is possibly followed by any good kind of "decentralization" is naive. Rather, "peak corruption" will have runaway debt insanities provoke runaway death insanities, which will be the actual context in which whatever degrees of "decentralization" actually happen ... Otherwise, it continues to be politically impossible to stop the vicious feedback spirals of the funding of the political processes from automatically becoming about exponentially more INSANE. Almost everybody living inside Globalized Neolithic Civilization is living AS IF endless exponential growth is possible, while living with attitudes like THAT are therefore becoming more psychotic at about an exponential rate ... Meanwhile, most successful politicians continue to be the best available professional hypocrites, who continue to promote endless exponential growth of the economy and population as "productive" and "good" things to do. (In North America and Europe, the continuing exponential growth of the population was due to the ways in which immigration has been allowed to develop during the previous several decades, which were promoted as "productive" and "good" things to do, in order to enable overall exponential growth of the economy to continue.)

BY DEFINITION, what stops exponential growth will be the death control systems in general, and especially the murder systems in particular. The only things that the ruling classes have actually prepared to do is mass murder the majority of the human population, while the majority of those human beings are NOT able and willing to understand the absolute impossibility of endless exponential growth, and therefore, accept and advance any better alternative death control systems other than those due to an eventual massive die-off, which will primarily become a massive kill-off, that will be the actual situation in which the previous centralization devolves to some degrees of "decentralization."

VWAndy's picture

 Its amazing how much of everything has been weaponized.

Radical Marijuana's picture

Yes, VWAndy, cannabis was weaponized.

The single best plant on the planet for people, for food, fiber, fun and medicine, was rebranded as "marijuana which is almost as bad as murder," and those huge legalized lies were backed up by lots of legalized violence for decade after decade, while the mainstream mass media brainwashed people to believe in those huge lies.

"Legalization" is NOT based on more radical hemp truths, but is based on compromises with the original huge lies. Therefore, that kind of bogus "legalization" has added tools of exploitation to the previous tools of prohibition, that were made by the history of weaponizing cannabis. Instead of a source of wealth for everyone, the pot plant continues to be another way that a few people profit from ripping off everyone else, who are not in a position to effectively resist the CLASS WARFARE being waged against them.

shortonoil's picture

 

Their next move is to put us into a ball busting depression. This game of control has just begun! When the people finally figure it out Mr. Dimon had better have his private jet fueled up.

samsara's picture

It's because in times of trouble, the circle of trust contracts.
Smaller and smaller down to localities, and families. Local.

Trust in the federal government is collapsing/contracting along with other large institutions.

Smaller circle of trust = decentralization.

AnarchistRex's picture

The new surveillance-proof Internet is being built now! It is a new completely AUTONOMOUS secure-by-default serverless internet architecture called SAFEnet (now in alpha testing). It bypasses the DNS system which is a centralized 'feature' of the existing Internet that allows governments to shut down websites. Please, please, please look into this project - I believe it is our best hope to get around those who would snoop. [ https://maidsafe.net/ ] the main forum is here: [ https://safenetforum.org/ ] -- well worth checking out, no B.S.!!?

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1ffmf6z50E

swampmanlives's picture

If you support this stuff, you have to accept the consequences of it e.g. giving more power to people look to do illegal stuff. So if you get hacked because internet groups can talk freely on how to hack people, don't complain about losing all of your money or being a victim of identity theft.

swampmanlives's picture

This won't end well. I can see this being like cord cutters moving to Netflix. Sure, it's great to pay for just what you want, but then more companies want a slice of the pie and create their own subscription based streaming. Now you're paying for multiple subscriptions that end up costing more than cable. If everything is decentralized, then it's anarchy. Nothing will flow smoothly, and there will more instances of trying to "fit square peg into a round hole". We'll suffer from decision fatigue as we'll have so many options to choose from to pay for stuff.

malek's picture

Dumbed down populations in purposefully overcomplicated societies have very little interest in decentralization.
Enough said.